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15 Oct 2020 | 01:27 AM UTC

Pakistan: Nationwide strike announced for October 16

Pakistan News Alert

Religiopolitical organization calls for nationwide strike on October 16; anticipate associated disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan

Event

The religiopolitical Shia Ulema Council has called for a nationwide strike in Pakistan on Friday, October 16, over a prominent Muslim cleric's recent assassination. Participants of the event have blamed the government for either being directly involved in the assassination or assisted in its efforts. Traders and transport workers are expected to participate, which is expected to create logistic and supply chain issues across the country. 

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of any rallies. Localized disruptions to travel and business services in the area are possible.

Advice

Those in Pakistan are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all gatherings, anticipate associated disruption, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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